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If Keeping Your Clifton Park Business Open Is Important, Calling SERVPRO for Water Removal and Drying Is Best

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

flooded office furniture in large center SERVPRO says our business is to keep your Clifton Park office open for business. We remove the water swiftly, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Effective Commercial Water Removal and Drying Services with SERVPRO Is What Clifton Park Business Owners Can Count On

Fast mitigation of any water emergency is best, especially when it comes to your Clifton Park Business. We know how fast your commercial space can become overwhelmed with even the slightest water incident. Therefore, SERVPRO offers a rapid response for water removal services and thorough drying so that you can either stay open or reopen quickly to avoid a costly shutdown.

With our commercial water removal and drying in Clifton Park, we have mitigation strategies that allow you to keep your doors open. This is true even during water damage remediation when given the right circumstances. Our team will:

  • Develop containment strategies to keep water from migrating and moisture from impacting other areas of your business
  • Perform fast, efficient water removal services using pumps, extractors, and specialty tools
  • Flood restoration, including contamination control to ensure safety for you, your staff, and patrons
  • Content relocation, as needed, to move furniture and contents off-site for drying or safekeeping during restoration

Never Leave Commercial Water Damage to Chance

Even if you have a regular cleaning crew or staff that can try to tackle standing water, you risk leaving behind moisture that can lead to mold, mildew, and secondary damage. SERVPRO arrives to remove standing water while following the migration path to locate any areas that need attention. We also bring moisture detection devices and have the Injectidry system to execute drying in the most challenging spaces.

Before we finish with our water removal and drying, we ensure relative humidity (RH) gets restored within your commercial space. Our team then cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes all surfaces to leave your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

With one phone call to (518) 885-2620, SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County will mobilize our Green Fleet to your business to begin water removal and drying. Call us today!

Proper Fire Damage Assessment Gets Your Halfmoon Home Restored Faster

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

fire burning through attic to the roof SERVPRO can secure your fire damaged Halfmoon home with tarps once the fire is extinguished. Then we can start the cleanup and restoration

24/7 Response and Carefully Fire Damage Assessment from SERVPRO Gives Halfmoon Residents Peace of Mind

It is essential to know that all fire damage is different; it all depends on the situation. This includes the materials burned, any accelerants, the space where the fire started, and more. SERVPRO knows how to assess fire damaged homes to select the best processes so that we can bring your property back to pre-fire condition as quickly as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – and being a locally owned and operated franchise, we take pride in consistently providing quality work for our friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes.

When it comes to fire damage in Halfmoon, areas of your home are impacted, and the severity calls for calculated solutions. Despite all pending factors, SERVPRO has proven methods that never change. We adapt little details as we go to achieve the best results. Here are some of the actions and precautions our team may take at your property:

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  • Initial contact between you and our representative to gather details on the fire event, which allows us to respond with the right resources and equipment.
  • Inspection of the property, including assessment of the fire, soot, and smoke damage so that we can formulate a plan of action.
  • Immediate roof tarping and board-up services to protect your interior from further damage while restoration and clean-up occur.
  • Water removal services and drying to address any moisture or chemicals left behind from first responders extinguishing the fire.
  • Removal of all soot and smoke from walls, ceilings, and any other surfaces with the help of specialized techniques and equipment.
  • Detailed cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing your interior and restorable items using EPA-registered cleaning products, thermal fogging equipment, and air scrubbers.
  • Restoration, including controlled demolition to repair and replace items like drywall, paint, wall coverings, carpets, and anything else to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

When it comes to fire damage, you deserve to have a trusted name in the industry on your side. Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County when you require assistance by calling (518) 885-2620.

Clifton Park Residents Benefit Greatly from Knowing Steps for Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming Mitigation

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

frost on burst water pipe Attention Clifton Park Property Owners--SERVPRO says follow our tips to prevent frozen pipes or ice dams causing water damage

SERVPRO is Available for Water Damage Repair if Frozen Pipes Burst or Ice Damming Issues Arise in Clifton Park

Freezing pipes present a myriad of issues for Clifton Park homeowners once temperatures drop to extreme lows in the winter months. If the problem is not properly prevented or solved early on, you could get hit with a hefty repair and restoration bill. SERVPRO wants local homeowners to know that it pays to have tips for prevention, mitigation, and repair so that you can keep from dealing with frozen pipe water damage or hidden moisture development after ice damming occurs.

Frozen pipes in Clifton Park can lead to burst pipes, and just like ice damming, it presents a problem in terms of potential water damage. Did you know that the average water damage claim reported by most insurance companies is around $5,000? Preventing such damage and understanding mitigation tactics could save you time and hassle in the long run.

To prevent frozen pipes, we suggest the following tips:

  • Keep the interior of your home at least 55° F or higher
  • Close your garage doors to insulate the space from outside temperatures
  • Try to ensure all your pipes are fully insulated
  • Insulate your attic to prevent warm air from causing snowmelt on the roof
  • When temperatures drop way down, open the cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen to facilitate warm airflow

Burst pipes in your home are usually noticeable right away. However, hidden water damage is often an issue with ice damming. If the water leaks under your roofing materials or makes its way into your structure, you need professionals to execute moisture detection and drying. SERVPRO is there with the latest tools and drying equipment to get to the heart of the problem. When we get done, it will be “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is there for you when you need assistance with water damage from frozen pipes and ice dams. Call us at any time at (518) 885-2620.

How Do Professionals Ensure Safe Management of Mold Damage in Clifton Park Properties?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Got mold? Mold remediation is a tricky process. SERVPRO techs have the training and experience in all phases of mold remediation.

SERVPRO Uses Enhanced Containment Measures to Protect People, Equipment, and Structures 

When your Clifton structure is contaminated by mold, you need to take appropriate action to remedy the situation and fix any damaged sections of the structure. The remediation process can pose risks since the disturbed mold can be released into the air where people can breathe it in. Finding a way to fix the damage while protecting people is ideal.

Professional mold damage remediation in Clifton Park properties offers a better chance of safe restoration of affected areas partly because you leave the professional to handle the entire process independently. Another reason is because of the containment measures a professional establishes in your property. Such containment prevents the spread of moldy debris into the air or all over surfaces in the property.

Containment falls into different categories, including:

In case of minimal mold contamination, source containment is sufficient. In such cases, our SERVPRO technicians remove the affected materials and wrap them in 6-mil plastic sheets or place them in sealed plastic bags. Moderate contamination requires containment before starting to remove materials. SERVPRO teams construct small enclosures that allow one worker to remove materials from affected areas without spreading moldy debris unnecessarily. Extreme contamination requires full containment to guarantee safety.

Full-scale containment of a mold-infested property involves different things, including:

  • Creating a work area containment to restrict debris from spreading
  • Setting up a decontamination area containment for cleaning equipment, people, and bagged materials
  • Setting up a clean room for storing uncontaminated equipment and clothes

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County prioritizes the safety of the work crews and occupants after mold damage. Call us at (518) 885-2620. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is Likely to Cause Personal Injuries When Addressing Flood Damage in Halfmoon Properties?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO addresses all storm damage projects with a keen eye. We use the latest technology and equipment for every disaster.

Evaluating Properties and Executing Protective Measures Helps SERVPRO Teams Prevent Personal Injury

Suffering personal injuries when reeling from the shock of property damage from floods can worsen the challenge. Injuries can even ruin personal relationships with friends or family members, helping you address the flood damage at your Halfmoon property.

The top solution for addressing injuries when restoring flood damage in your Halfmoon property is early discovery of likely causes so that you can avoid them or the removal of the contributing factor. Avoidance mostly means wearing protective gear that shields people from known and unknown risks. Removal, on the other hand, requires pinpointing the issue and neutralizing it. The training SERVPRO technicians receive equips them with sufficient knowledge on both aspects of risk management.

Some simple actions that minimize the risk of injury by a significant margin include:

  • Ensuring the tack strip is covered after removing carpets
  • Ensuring equipment power cords are not frayed 
  • Checking whether there is mold 
  • Identifying asbestos or lead-containing materials

Various flood management tasks such as removing water or deteriorated structural materials require various power equipment. Injuries from electrocution can happen if the cables supplying power to such are frayed or compromised in another way. Alternatively, shorts can happen, damaging the equipment and thus delaying the restoration work. A simple check helps minimize the chances of such injuries and delays.

Demolitions are common when resolving flood damage to remove unsalvageable materials. Disturbing different materials, including those not being removed, is unavoidable. If such materials contain lead or asbestos, exposure can have possible health effects. Our SERVPRO teams inspect the affected areas to identify such materials and therefore take the proper precautions during restoration.

Letting SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County handle the entire flood damage restoration takes care of all safety issues and removes all traces of damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (518) 885-2620.

Does the Method of Fire Damage Restoration in Clifton Park Matter as Much as the Results?

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

fireman in kitchen fire When a fire strikes your kitchen don't worry. SERVPRO fire damage restoration techs have you covered.

SERVPRO Cares About Issues Such as the Insurance Claim Size When Choosing a Restoration Method

After fire ravages your Clifton Park property, your main focus probably is how to restore normalcy. The method used to deliver the results may be just a passing thought. However, the process is as important as the outcome. A professional restoration team can use appropriate methods and deliver the expected outcomes.

The choice of a restoration method for fire damage at your Clifton Park property can affect the costs involved. Even if you are not paying for the repairs out of pocket, it is prudent to keep your insurance claim at a minimum when possible. SERVPRO is aware of this and uses advanced technical skills and experience to meet such goals.

Some of the essential steps that help improve the outcome include:

  • Prioritizing cleaning over other solutions like resurfacing
  • Looking for exhaustive solutions to avoid repeating tasks
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment and specially formulated products

Damage from a fire is rarely uniform. Therefore, different methods may be necessary to restore various areas. In the haste to restore normalcy, it is possible to opt for the most aggressive method. However, that approach is likely to result in unnecessary costs. 

An appropriate restoration approach uses gradual escalation starting with:

  • Cleaning to remove fire residues
  • Refinishing or polishing
  • Resurfacing through repainting or covering
  • Replacing unsalvageable materials

Testing the damaged items before taking action helps identify where each of the solutions is likely to work, thus eliminating any delays that would be occasioned by trial and error.

SERVPRO technicians also consider the long-term impact of each solution. We avoid patch-ups that may not last long, even if it saves money. For instance, when dealing with odors, we take sufficient steps to remove the source rather than concealing it with deodorizers which run out eventually.

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County handles fire damage professionals keeping costs manageable and while delivering good results. Call us at (518) 885-2620. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can Water Get Removed from Different Flooring in Halfmoon Homes?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

standing water in carpet, SERVPRO equipment at work Water damage to your carpets may cause health effects for your family. SERVPRO techs use the latest equipment and supplies for every job.

Trapped water can be destructive, so our technicians quickly manage these threats in Halfmoon properties. 

When water becomes trapped in certain types of flooring, removal efforts play a critical role in restoring and recovering this damage. Our SERVPRO professionals can mobilize fast for water damage restoration in Halfmoon, mitigating losses with efficient water removal devices like pumps and vacuums. 

Removing Water from Carpet Fibers

With carpets being so quick to absorb standing water and moisture, having effective extraction and drying can be critical. The process begins with any surface pooling and then works on the various extractors and attachments to prevent the need for tear-out and reinstallation. Some of these specialty and traditional recovery tools include: 

  • Wet vacuums
  • Weighted extractors
  • Carpet wands
  • Low-profile air movers

Saturated Hardwood and Engineered Wood Flooring

While carpets can absorb standing water faster than other building materials, the cellulose in engineered wood and hardwood flooring pulls in moisture. Drying mats are among the most helpful restoration tools for this damage, though the progress can be monitored and recorded with moisture detection equipment like thermal imagery and hygrometers. 

Extraction Needs for Low Porosity Materials 

Not all flooring materials are inclined to absorb moisture damage fast, making them corrected easily with extraction devices for surfaces. Concrete and tile are both examples of water-resistant materials that can benefit from the basic water removal services our team provides with wet vacuums and pumps. 

Removing water on surfaces and trapped inside porous materials can be a considerable challenge for responding technicians. Because water damage can happen in so many ways, different extraction devices and mitigation tools are necessary. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team is ready 24/7 to help when you call (518) 885-2620.

Restoring Fire-Damaged Clifton Park Homes to Pre-Loss Condition

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign Fire damage restoration may be needed anytime in your home. SERVPRO IICRC certified trained techs will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Our focus on cleaning and recovering Clifton Park properties concentrates on reaching the conditions before the fire. 

Fires can develop fast for area homes, so having a team available 24/7 is crucial. Our SERVPRO professionals are ready to respond whenever disasters strike to get your damaged home back to its original condition. 

Emergency Services Help to Hasten Restoration

As you might expect, fire damage in Clifton Park homes can be challenging to overcome, even to preloss conditions. We must first focus on pressing concerns that prevent these outcomes by performing several emergency services. Some of these include:

  • Debris Removal – One of the first steps our professionals take for emergency services is eliminating ash, charred materials, and burned contents from the property. 
  • Air Filtration – Environmental conditions are vital to managing early in the mitigation phase to allow cleaning technicians to work on the property safely. HEPA air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators can help in this effort. 
  • Content Relocation – Relocating damaged contents or items in the pathway of migrating effects can be critical in only leaving structural elements and building materials to repair, restore, or clean. 
  • Water Removal – Removing standing water that lingers after extinguishment is one of the areas our technicians must put in work before greater restoration and recovery efforts can occur. 

The Focus of Damage Inspections 

Emergency services might help remove the pressing threats and concerns after a fire, but vital information also comes from a property inspection—our production manager catalogs losses and pre-existing conditions to create a custom restoration plan. 

Our responding technicians focus on cleaning and restoring your home after a fire damage incident to its original condition. Being centered on specifics that make disasters "Like it never even happened," can ensure those comfortable living environments are restored. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team can help when you call (518) 885-2620. 

What Water Removal Tool is Most Used for Clifton Park Water Cleanup?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water sign Water damage restoration for your home is no easy task. SERVPRO will have the manpower and equipment for the disaster in your home.

Efficient water removal saves customers money and time when restoring Clifton Park properties. 

Removing water from homes and businesses after disasters is a careful strategy that involves several tools and devices from our recovery inventory. Mitigation must start as soon as possible with standing water as a threat, and wet vacuums can often be a large part of this restoration process.

Wet Vacuums Are Versatile Extraction Devices 

Wet vacuums are among the most versatile units when approaching water removal in Clifton Park homes. Being portable and light weight, but they can also be used with various attachments that make them ideal for specific scenarios. Some of these connections include:

  • Carpet Wands – These tools are ideal for pulling surface moisture and trapped water from the upper layers of carpeted flooring.
  • Weighted Extractors – Using the weight of the operating technician, these devices force moisture from the carpet and padding to the surface for extraction. They are connected to water removal tools like wet vacuums to collect discharge.
  • Light Wands – These are attachments for wet vacuums that help our technicians reach more challenging points that bulkier extraction units and hoses cannot manage.

Powerful Extraction Options for Standing Water Threats

When water removal is not possible or less feasible with wet vacuums, more powerful devices and machines might be necessary. Truck-mount extractors and trash pumps are among the strongest units with consistent draw from the pooling.

Removing water after flooding and substantial loss incidents can be necessary mitigation to protect property and its contents. With several tools for extraction and moisture removal in our inventory, our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team works quickly to determine where these efforts are needed and with what equipment. We are ready to help 24/7 at (518) 885-2620.

What Equipment is Best for Deep Water Extraction in Clifton Park Homes?

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen and flooring Water damage restoration services for your home should not be complicated. Call SERVPRO for fast and expert help for any size water damage necessary.

Powerful Extractors Efficiently Manage Standing Water in Clifton Park Properties. 

One of the common threats for properties after water damage events is pooling on the floors or trapped moisture in porous materials like ceiling drywall or flooring. Extraction devices provide a stable start to the mitigation process to protect homes from greater damages. Depending on the severity of the situation, several types of water removal units get used.

Engine-Driven Extraction Units 

Our largest extraction devices provide the most complete and efficient water removal for Clifton Park properties. Engine-driven, truck-mount pumps can move several hundred gallons of water a minute at full capacity, making them the most efficient choice for large and formidable flood events. 

Gas-Powered Stationary Trash Pumps

When extractors in our SERVPRO Green Fleet cannot access the damaged areas or are unavailable for the mitigation needs of the property, our professionals look too drying tools like trash pumps to continue the water removal. Gas-powered pumps also provide high volume, deep extraction. 

Vacuuming to Remove Lingering Surface Water 

One of the most versatile extraction devices and tools in our inventory is the wet vacuum. This is a highly portable water removal tool capable of completing several types of removal tasks beyond just clearing lingering pooling through the property. When combined with attachments to reach less accessible areas or eliminate trapped water, vacuums are even more critical. Wet vacuums can be more functional when connected with:

After significant damage events, the need for water removal can require several practices implemented by our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team. We can overcome standing water and trapped moisture with efficient removal tools and strategies to provide a stable foundation for restoration and recovery after a water damage incident. Our professionals are ready to help 24/7 at (518) 885-2620.